Category: News

Patrick Woodbeck Podcast

Last Friday, Patrick Woodbeck of Winnipeg’s Rainbow Ministry, spoke to a group as part of CCS’s regular “Mindful Munchin’” lunchtime lecture series.  His topic was the “It Gets Better” campaign and the role of the church in supporting GLBT youth (and others) who experience bullying. The audio podcast of this presentation is now available.  Just …

Job Posting

An advertisement for the position of Development and Community Relations Coordinator has just been put up on the CCS website, along with a job description.  If you know anyone who might be interested, please pass the word. As well you’ll find a position description for the Principal of CCS.  A search committee for the the …

Glenda leaving CCS

Glenda Knoll, CCS’s Community Resource Coordinator, is moving on.  She has taken a job with the Mosaic Newcomer Resource Network, working with new Canadians, especially women and children.  She will continue working at CCS in the afternoons until February. We will miss her warmth and friendliness, and we know that the folks at Mosaic will …

Mindful Munchin’: It Gets Better

This Friday, January 21st, Patrick Woodbeck from Rainbow Ministry will be at CCS on January 21st as part of our Mindful Munchin’ series.  His topic is the “It Gets Better” campaign and what the church’s role could look like.  Bring a lunch and plan to attend from 11:45 – 1:00pm.  (Give Glenda a call at …

When I Called, You Answered Me…

Psalm 138:3 Our goal for raising funds this year was $200,000. We reached our goal and to those of you who made a contribution, we thank you for your generous gift. However, we would not have been able to achieve this goal if it hadn’t been for our very generous anonymous contributor. It’s not too …

Christmas Silliness

Some Christmas silliness, and on a more sincere note: God grant you the light in Christmas which is faith; the warmth of Christmas, which is love; the radiance of Christmas, which is purity; the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice; the belief in Christmas, which is truth.

Charlotte visits Alberta

In early December Charlotte spent the week in Alberta.  The Deans and Principals of United Church related schools held their annual meeting with United Church Staff in Edmonton, hosted by St. Stephen’s College.   The meeting gave opportunity for hearing news about what is happening at other schools and at the national church.  The mood of …

Update on our Annual Campaign

Glenda has been updating you on a regular basis about the fall financial campaign.  But today we make an official announcement about a very generous donor who gave a large gift of company shares to CCS.  On the day of transfer the shares were valued at $147,000.  The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, heard of …

LDM Testimonial #3

The third in our series of testimonials about why the Leadership Development Module might be for you: Alice Watson is an Educational Ministry Year student at CCS who attended the LDM in 2009. “The world and the church needs people healed, encouraged, and internally propelled by the experiential, reflective, interactive, and liberating Centre for Christian Studies program. …

Principal Megan McKenzie resigns

It is with sadness that the council met on December 15th and accepted the resignation of Principal Megan McKenzie.   The resignation is effective September 11, 2011 when Megan’s parental leave ends.  Megan has decided to stay at home with Micah and Ridd and take on a supportive role as Jeremy (her partner) returns to school …

Cookies and Carols

There’s something about the smell of warm apple cider that makes a room feel Christmas-y.  That and a bunch of friendly people singing carols and hymns, everything from to “It Came upon the Midnight Clear” and “‘Twas In the Moon of Wintertime” to “Come Now, O God of Peace (O-So-So)” and “No Crowded Eastern Street.”  …

2011 Companion of the Centre announced.

The recipient of the 2011 “Companion of the Centre” award will be Mary Ellen Moore.  The award will be presented at CCS’s Annual Service of Celebration on April 3, 2011. Mary Ellen attended Covenant College, graduating in 1964 and was designated deaconess the same year. Her husband, Ralph, was ordained as a United Church minister …

We Are All Treaty People!

Come and learn more about: the spirit and the intent of the treaties the historic and contemporary issues implications for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal People Speaker: Jeff Harris from the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba Wednesday, December 8 7:00 p.m. Room 3M71 – Manitoba Hall, 3rd floor, University of Winnipeg This event was initiated as follow-up …

Website Update

The Centre for Christian Studies website ( www.ccsonline.ca ) is being updated this weekend.  For a few hours you won’t be able to access it, but once it comes back online you’ll find it has a fresh new look.  If you have pages on the website bookmarked, you may get a “File Not Found” message …

News from Toronto

Charlotte Caron recently had time in Toronto where she was able to meet with CCS grads, volunteers and supporters. Two highlights were a visit to Belmont Place and a gathering at Trinity-St. Paul’s Church. Three diaconal ministers live in Belmont Place.  Marion Pope took Charlotte around to visit the two others, first visiting Muriel Isaac, …